once in a while it’s the bumps in the road that come to be defining our adventure. That is the tale of manduka, a enterprise founded on the simple concept that a better yoga mat ought to make a global of distinction.
in 1997, peter sterios, an architect became yogi, discovered a simple, elegantly designed black mat whose combination of firm grip and whole aid revolutionized his yoga practice. In honor of the yoga masters who stimulated him, he sought to percentage this amazing product with others.
peter had constantly been the beneficiary of brilliant generosity from different yoga teachers. To repay that debt, he sent mats as items to a few of the teachers he admired along with erich schiffmann, rod stryker, angela farmer, victor van kooten, rodney yee, and shiva rea. The lecturers who stimulated peter had been his first customers. And inside the exceptional yoga tradition, they shared their mats with their college students, and a real yoga organisation changed into born. Peter chose the call manduka in homage to his teacher and mentor, shandor remete, whose middle exercise and teaching always blanketed the ancient hatha yoga pradipika pose, mandukasana or frog. The primary time peter heard and repeated the name of the pose he skilled a experience of childlike joy and delight as the sound rolled off his tongue. The phrase and the pose were replicate pix, concurrently playful and profound. The joy of manduka is now spoken in so many nations, all over the international.
the exceptional and overall performance of manduka mats and yoga accessories are nonetheless unmatched inside the market. They’re nonetheless crafted the use of simple, enduring, natural, and whenever viable, renewable materials and a quality attention to element. Manduka is a company built via and for yoga teachers and their students. We are still evolving, nonetheless introducing new products, and nevertheless celebrating the spirit and understanding of yoga teachers and their college students. From the road less traveled, something great and meaningful has arrived.
designed by means of yogis and cherished by teachers everywhere.
the bigger the concept, the larger the effect.
our network conjures up us at each turn and we recall them in everything we do.
sustainability and love for our planet guides the entirety we do and make.
our genuine north is compassion; giving generously to causes devoted to the nicely-being of the arena.
we show up. In our merchandise, our practice, and our community.